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Fine Modern & Antique Guns - December 2019

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Sale A1219 Lot 1408

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BOSS & CO.
A LIGHTWEIGHT 12-BORE ROUND-BODIED EASY-OPENING SIDELOCK EJECTOR, serial no. 8081,
27in. nitro chopperlump barrels, the rib engraved 'BOSS & CO. 41. ALBERMARLE STREET, PICCADILLY, LONDON.', and gold-inlaid '1' at the breech end, 2 1/2in. chambers, bored approx. imp. cyl. and 1/4 choke, toplever gold-inlaid '1', automatic safety with gold-inlaid 'SAFE' detail, removable striker discs, gold-inlaid cocking-indicators, rolled-edge triggerguard, best fine acanthus scroll engraving with floral bouquets, retaining some colour-hardening and likely renewed finish, 14 5/8in. highly-figured stock, weight 6lb. 2oz., in its lightweight leather case

Provenance: The makers have kindly confirmed that the gun was ordered on the 5th October 1932 for a J.A. Reid. The records list the gun as 'one gun, two triggers, 12-bore, 27", 6lb. 3oz., round body action, 14 3/4in. length'

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Estimate £14,000-16,000

S2 - Sold as a Section 2 Firearm under the 1968 Firearms Act




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